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Secrets of Success
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Just Do It
What keeps you from reaching your goals? Fear? What's the worst that could happen, you don't make it? Try again. A fool and a wise man both fall seven times. The wise man keeps getting up.
Imagine what your new life will be like...
Lately, we're stuck on a particular weight, a particular size, a particular event that we have to be ready for.
Try something different. Imagine what your life will be like when you reach your goals. Playing more with kids or grandkids or loved ones and friends. Running with the dog; running a 5k, running a marathon. Being able to dance again, or dance all night.
Focusing on fully imagined goals might make the journey more exciting and more attainable...if you see yourself in it.
Shake it up
Every six weeks or so, I drastically shake up my routine. Not only has it helped with the interminable plateau I've been stuck on, my body appreciates the change, and I'm always engaged; never bored.
We just got a puppy, and he gets walked at least 5-6 times a day. That adds up, as does running up and down the stairs doing laundry, parking a distance from your destination and walking, and running to all the bathrooms because you're drinking your water! Never give up, it all counts